New to Public Health Residency Program

Welcome to the New to Public Health (N2PH) Residency Program!

The New to Public Health Residency Program is a first of its kind program designed to support early career public health professionals working in a governmental public health organization.

As a resident, you will learn about foundational areas and capabilities essential to public health practice as you complete a series of monthly learning activities to build competence and confidence as you transition to your exciting new role in public health.

Applications for the Region V Public Health Training Center – sponsored cohort are currently being reviewed. Applicants will be notified in December 2023 of their application status. Note: This Region V sponsored cohort is only available to individuals within the Region V states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The cohort will be limited to six people per state for 36 people total across the region.


The next traditional cohort (open to public health professionals from all states) is scheduled for March 2023.

Please apply by January 15, 2023 to be considered for this cohort. 

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The cost is $1,000 per resident accepted to the program. The cost includes:

  • 12 program sessions, including orientation
  • Approximately 120 hours of professional development activities
  • 77 eligible continuing education contact hours (ANCC, CHES, ACE, or a general healthcare credit)
  • Individually matching residents with a mentor group based on resident-specific interests and experiences 

Scholarships may be available pending grant funding. Applicants will be notified of potential scholarships upon acceptance to the program. Please contact program facilitators with additional questions at


The following quotes are from the New to Public Health Residency Program residents and supervisors. 


“As a healthcare professional transitioning to a job in Public Health, the N2PH residency program was a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of all the facets of public health. The role of Public Health is deeply woven into all parts of helping our communities and residents thrive. Understanding the interconnectedness of all the roles helps me to better collaborate and engage with partners in my work.”

– Dawn, Public Health Specialist

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“N2PH gave me the confidence and competence to address and improve how Environmental Health handles quarantine procedure for rabies exposures.”

– Julie, Animal Services Officer

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“N2PH Residency Program has prepared me to be a better public health worker and see beyond my comfort zone in the community that we serve.”

– CherPao, Community Health Worker

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The New to Public Health (N2PH) Residency Program has immensely expanded my knowledge and perception of various roles in my workplace. I encourage everyone starting their career in public health to consider applying to N2PH

– Evelyn, Public Health Nurse

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Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about the New to Public Health Residency Program, ask questions, and get to know program facilitators.

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Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership

In partnership with the UW-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Program, contact hours/credits will be available for successful completion of this program.

In support of improving patient care, UW-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.